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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Location: Cabo de Gata - Agua Caliente Cart Shooting

 
While the majority of the Agua Caliente exteriors in For a Few Dollars More were shot in Los Albaricoques, the scene where Colonel Mortimer shoots a number of Indio's bandits was shot at a separate location on the coast of Cabo de Gata.
 

 
 

 


 
 
Also earlier in the film, the opposite side of this location is featured as the Alamogordo Prison, where Monco breaks out Poncho Sanchez to return to Indio.
 



Below are some additional pictures of the location.  Click to enlarge!








 
 

 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Location: Rodalquilar - Jaroo's Mine Attack


This is part two of a look at the gold mines used for the first action sequence in El Condor.  I was able to get many comparisons of the initial attack as it took place from the second level of the mine. 

The following comparisons show Jaroo defending his mine (before he meets Luke).


Jaroo runs from his outlook spot


The bandits arrive to ascend the mines


The bandits think they have Jaroo below...


Jaroo shoots them from above


The bandits run for cover 


I did not go into the actual mine, or up to the upper level which is where the remainder of the sequence takes place.  Perhaps on my next trip!
 
Interestingly enough El Condor and Rodalquilar would meet again (quite literally), in 1972's spaghetti western A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die.  The El Condor fortress itself (which in actuality is about an hour away in Tabernas) was superimposed onto the top of the Rodalquilar mining area.
 
 
Matte painting of El Condor in A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die

 El Condor fortress is placed very close to Jaroo's mine location


Also of note in Rodalquilar, a few miles down the road is the location where we meet James Coburn in Sergio Leone's Duck You Sucker!
 
 
Juan's family on the road to Rodalquilar 
 
 
John Mallory (James Coburn)